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Dec 5, 2012 9:00am EST
in renewable energy has fallen by a half since this government came to power. would the chancellor not agree with me that what we need is to look to the future and to invest in the green jobs? and to that end, will be see to it, the 2030 decarbonization target in the energy bill -- companies in this country and recommended by the climate change committee? >> well, the first thing i would say is that this government has introduced -- making investmen investments, introducing the carbon price goal which is recognized around the world as a very effective way of ensuring a decarbonization market driven way of our economy, and we've just published an energy bill and to let the control framework that would allow for new renewable investment to the rest of this decade. the industry has that, alongside the cast strategy. on the decarbonization target, as they say we're going to take a power in the bill to set a target but that would be a decision for after the next carbon budget which happens in 2016. that is a perfectly sensible and rational approach to take. >> cannot congratulate the chancellor o
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
government in the nation of mali, our ally. this may seem inconsequential to the average american, but it could have big implications for our security as well as that of our regional and global allies. because in the power vacuum that was created in that spring coup, al qaeda saw an opportunity and they stepped in. three different extremist groups all linked to or controlled by al qaeda in the islamic magra known as aqim now control an area the size of texas in the northern part of mali. they succeeded in fracturing a formerly stable democracy and contributing to broad security, political and humanitarian crises that i believe have grave implications for the region and for america's interests. to put it simply, mr. president, this matters. mali, a relatively strong democracy for more than two decades, is now embroiled in turmoil. the united states in partnership with the international community must show leadership in helping it rebuild its democracy and restore its territorial integrity by reclaiming it from terrorists. so thi this morninges as the chr of the african chair subcom
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
government? why would he be doing this? >> well, i think the professor reason is probably do it in conjunction with the anniversary or, on the 17th which is, widely reported in the paper, in the newspapers, but, you know, our assessment is that their desire to continue down this road is motivated by their desire to ensure that their capability, they are now a self-proclaimed nuclear state, their ability to be able to demonstrate to the world that they have the capacity to be able to build missile and have in the technology to be able to use it in ways of their choosing down the road. and this as i said earlier would be very destabilizing i think to not only to the region, but to the international security environment. so who's helping them and my assessment of their ability to be able to launch this missile? i think that they have progressively gained better technology over time, and they have progressively gained that through a number of methods over a number of years and decades. to the degree that they will be more successful than they were last time, in such a short perio
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
-evaluation. conservatism is an asset, not a liability, as we try to govern this country in the 21st century. and i look forward to staying in touch with jim and to working with him at the heritage foundation to see what we can do to improve the fate of our country so we will not become greece. no one is more worried about this nation's unsustainable debt situation than senator demint. i've seen him deinvolve over time to someone who could just not sit quietly, who had to take up the cause. in the 2010 election cycle, he was one of the strongest voices this he had would a lost our way -- that we'd lost our way in washington. jim is a kind, sincere man, an individual who is a joy to be around. when it comes to what's going on in america, jim understands that if we don't make some changes we're going to lose our way of life. that's what's driven him above all else, to try to keep our country a place to be place where you can be anything. i look forward to working with jim in the private sector. from a personal point of view, we've had a great ride together. it has been fun. it has been challenging, and i
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm EST
, biochemical pathways that govern cell behavior that may be similar in specifically disparate diseases or quite different in patients with the same disease. so what they're saying to you through this letter is that of course they're going to do what we tell them to do. but the very intent of what we're wanting to accomplish is you're going to delay the outcome. because we haven't significantly in the last three years, significantly increased n.i.h.'s budget, so limited dollars are going to be spent as directed through this recalcitrant bill that aren't going to direct the translational research and biochemical pathway research that they're in. and i would just tell my colleagues, in the next ten years, we're going to see such phenomenal changes in -- in our approach to disease and the treatments for that. and the reason we're going to see it is because we quit looking at diseases and we started looking at translational genomics and biochemical pathways. and so i -- i will be one of the few who will vote against this and i'm fine with a -- a voice vote if no other colleagues object. i have no pr
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
is the minister, the father is the father, the sun is the son and jeff government. so if everyone in his, and i should say or her place though confucianism doesn't leave much fun for the element. and that within the region and with the world as china looks at, a sense of harmony, japan would be law, that sense of harmony and how you would achieve it is that their frustration is that the work is not just acquiescing to the notion that they are a rich country, that they are returning, that they're powerful, that they want respect. and they want to see the world kind of step back and give it greater latitude, but doesn't see this. this is what i think whether i personally think we are on a collision course. because when you look at what china's expectations of the world are, you also look at its paranoia, you look at jim, i'd love to hear utah, you're such an expert insider, what's going on in the cyber world. you see something which seems hard to me, despite her best efforts in not one to replace history, that the rise of a great power usually and often leads to messiness. usually and often leads
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm EST
down the government in april of 2011 cutting discretionary spending by billions of dollars and they came to another one on the debt ceiling as well which was a 2.2 trillion dollar long-term reduction in exchange for an increase in the debt ceiling. so, you know, the need to take it to another level. this is a more complex problem, and it's the beginning of a series of negotiations between the two. they are going to be together for the next four years. the president won the election, the republicans won the house and frankly are not likely to lose the election in the second term presidency. so john boehner is active to be speaker the next four years hopefully this is the beginning of a productive relationship. >> host: you made some news last week -- >> guest: not intentionally. [laughter] >> host: when you said republicans should agree with the president, go ahead and extend the tax cuts for 98% of americans and fight leader on for extending those tax cuts for wealthier americans. given what was put out by speaker boehner yesterday, did that change your position? >> guest:
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
and other public events. thank you for writing to the military and to our government, complaining about these conditions. thank you for donating to these events, volunteering courage to resist and the bradley manning support network. most of all, he won me to thank you for caring, caring about him. the data we have waged for the last two years could not have been fought without your help and it has been a hard fight so far. we are currently have 450 exhibits in this case and that amounts to just over 20,000 pages of written notions and attachments. i am confident that the time this comes to a conclusion, the record of trial will be the longest record of trial and paramilitaries history. that record will reflect one thing, that we find at every turn, at every opportunity and we fought to ensure that brad received a fair trial. [applause] my office website can keep track of a few things to know what to share some numbers with you that i personally, i guess i'm happy to see. that is over 764,000 people to date have gone and read at least something about brad my webpage. we received over 70
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm EST
that even in a divided government conagra's and congressional leaders of both parties could come together with an agreement to avoid the pending 40% sequester and enact legislation would reduce the growth and spending and raise taxes that in today's dollars would be the equivalent of $1.8 trillion over a ten year period. also on the positive side, some will disagree the 1990 budget summit did put in place an enforcement procedure that takes deficit targets for the caps on discretionary spending as i've indicated and the correct government concept development the chairman puts forth and i was also disappointed in the 1990 budget agreement that may have been a factor as i indicated. i believe those procedural changes did help limit the deficit spending and help lead to the 1993 and could lead to the balanced budget act of the century. but in the end it is also true that after negotiations and sequestering 26 at aaron preus air force base in weekend retreat became a and the 11 day siege in the final negotiations put to rest towards the big eight that you are going to hear from. today along w
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
't require our federal or state governments or courts to take any action. there's no threat to the united states or our sovereignty from the committee. with respect to abortion, this is a disabilities treaty, and has nothing to do with abortion and doesn't change our law on abortion in any way. trying to turn this into an abortion debate is wrong on substance and bad politics. as to the united nations, i've heard people people say that ratifying the convention would take decisions out of parents' hands and let the u.n. or the federal government decide what's best for our children and that's just wrong. the treaty doesn't give the federal government or any state government new powers. with regard to children with disabilities and the treaty cannot be used as a basis for a lawsuit in state or federal court. former attorney general dick thornburgh made this crystal clear in his testimony before the senate foreign relations committee and in every conversation i've had with him. i would support the treaty if -- i wouldn't support the treaty if it were any other way. let's take a step back and
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 9:00am EST
that we are borrowing to sustain our government is money that is borrowed to sustain food stamps as well. and we got to be thinking about in terms of our values and our future. let me speak to a couple elements here, several element your that i think progressives should keep in mind. progressives cannot afford to stand on the sidelines in this fiscal cliff debate. and to deny the obvious. important critical decisions will be made soon that will affect this country for 10 years. i think we need to be part of this conversation, which means we need to be open to some topics, some issues that are painful and hard for us to talk about. we cannot stand on the sidelines in denial. if this is ever going to engage us in the things we value. we can't be so naÏve as to believe that just taxing the rich will solve our problems. what i see as i live out my remarks, i believe that is an important part of the solution. we have to look to reform and change that is significant, that preserves many of the values and programs that brought us to political life. and we cannot believe that merely ignoring th
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
job of -- a limited government, free enterprise. we need to improve on the way we connect those policies to everyday lives of everyday people spent why has there been a failure? >> i'm not sure there's one issue for it but i'm not sure there's one reason for and i haven't had time to think about why this. but it needs to happen because i truly believe that principles we stand for are the only way, free enterprise limited government is the only way for us to stabilize and grow our middle class which is what we hope every american does. >> how worried are you of the consequences of the republican party -- [inaudible] >> i don't know about, even from the voters perspective? you mean changes in the demographic changes? you know, i'm not, i do think any voter in america, the our voters are locked into one party or the other, but the fastest-growing group of voters our voters are not in parties. what your looking for people who understand the issues ending anxieties they hope in the hopes they have. offer real and concrete policy solutions and a real role for government, appropriate r
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
service by the russian government. sergei magnitsky's death is part of a troubling belief on human rights in russia. activists are harassed for speaking out against fraud, corruption or denial of basic rights. we saw what happened with sergei magnitsky when he tried to speak out against corruption. i'm saddened that the leadership of a great nation such as russia is resorting to these hideous tactics. they are a throwback to the soviet era, the worst of the soviet era. our friends, the russian people, deserve a vision that looks forward to a new future that includes freedom and human rights. not the past which had sad chapters of the denial of both of these. i'm pleased to speak in support of this bill. unfortunately, it doesn't include the original cardin amendment. the original cardin amendment had a global reach and said that we would treat virtually anyone guilty of these crimes the same way, denying visas and freezing their assets in the united states. that provision incidentally is similar to an amendment which i offered on the defense authorization bill as it related to supporting
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 9:00am EST
to first responders and local government has risen to the challenge in terms of making sure that immediate first responder issues were met, the 7525 reimbursement that comes from fema again, given the fact we've had competitive series of storms is really starting to affect the ability of these communities to maintain standard operations. so for example, the city of new london which is a very distressed municipality, again did everything they had to do in terms of protecting lives but they're now looking at a structural deficit that again, expenditure triggered that is now going to put at risk possibly laying off firemen and police but then again, resident obama's profit declaration was much appreciated because that kind of took some of the doubt about whether or not spending money is going to again rebound and boomerang against him but the fact is we can look at that per capita threshold that triggers a higher be imprisoned, putting this package together at the fact is that these communities deserve that. again, they have experienced just a historic repetition of bad weather that is really
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 12:00pm EST
are in my state of oklahoma that are not subsidized by the federal government, and there's no reason to subsidize these by the federal government. this is something that can be done. if you look at the navy and the problems they are having right now, i think that people realize that the -- their operation and maintenance funds are stretched to a maximum. they have readiness problems right now, they have a higher tempo than we have had in the past. i think it's very important for people to understand that if you keep giving away $170 million here and some more here, that's coming out of o. & m. it's coming out of our readiness. right now if you talk to any of them in the higher levels of the navy, they talk about they have never been in a situation they have been in before. they have already had readiness problems over the past few years with more than 1/5 of its ships falling short of combat readiness and fewer than half of its deployed combat aircraft being mission ready at any given time. i would urge us to reconsider whether or not we should be in the business of building these --
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 12:00pm EST
. the clerk: senate resolution 607, relative to the death of the honorable george mcgovern, former united states senator and congressman from the state of south dakota. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. levin: i ask unanimous consent that the resolution be agreed to, the preamble agreed to, the motion to reconsider laid on the table with no intervening action or debate and any statements relating to this matter be placed in the record as though read. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. levin: finally, mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that when the senate completes its business today, it adjourn until 2:00 on monday, december 3, 2012. that following the prayer and pledge, the journal of proceedings be approved to date, the morning business be deemed expired and the time for the two leaders be reserved for their use later in the day, that following any leader remarks, the senate resume consideration of the d.o.d. authorization bill, s. 3254, and that at 5:00, the senate proceed to executive session under the pre
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